Former cooperative chairman arrested by MACC over alleged false claims

PUTRAJAYA:A former chairman of a cooperative has been arrested for allegedly submitting documents with false claims amounting to about RM60,000.

The suspect is a Datuk Seri in his 60s, and he was arrested at around 2pm on Monday (Oct 2) when he was summoned to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Kuala Lumpur for his statement to be recorded.

It is learnt that the suspect had made the false claims between 2020 and 2021 when he was the cooperative’s chairman.

According to sources, the suspect is believed to have submitted claims for advisory services for a project in Johor and advance payment for a mixed development project in Kuala Selangor.

“However, it was found out that the projects were not implemented,” said a source.

The MACC had applied for a remand order from Magistrate Atiqah Mohamed@ Mohamad Saim who allowed for the suspect to be remanded for a week from Oct 3 (Tuesday).

Kuala Lumpur MACC chief Datuk Mohamad Fauzi Husin confirmed the arrest, stating that an investigation under Section 18 of the MACC Act was underway.

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